Home Court Advantage / by Brett Holman

There's something about moving back to a place that you have fond memories of, and living there in a completely different stage of your life. I hadn't yet fallen in love with photography the first time I lived in Ocean Beach in 2002. It's so fun to experience a place with a different set of eyes and fresh perspective. What is everyday life to me may be a far off dream to someone else living in the middle of the country. As a photographer, it's important to realize that living at the beach in San Diego is foreign to 98% of the rest of the world. Shooting where you live is the most important place to photograph because you have home court advantage.  

The Ocean Beach International Hostel

The Ocean Beach International Hostel

The Ocean Beach mural featuring Jimi Hendrix and Johnny Cash

The Ocean Beach mural featuring Jimi Hendrix and Johnny Cash